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Taylor Swift leaving the VMA after party

At 24, at this point, I’m just really like, I just want to be with my friends, and I wanna make music, and I wanna play shows, and I wanna travel the world, and I want to define my life on my own terms. That’s my list of priorities now which is different than it was a couple years ago.

Taylor Swift performing at the 2014 VMAs


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Shake It Off at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

“RED was a devastating record. It was about dealing with an intense heartbreak and ‘1989’ is about the phase after that where you brush yourself off and you’re okay. It’s the phase when you go out into the world and make changes in your life on your own terms, make friends on your own terms, without [literally] saying ‘C’mon girls, we can do it on our own!’”

Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Award